July 8, 2005 - Issue 85
The Dishrag
newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE
  1. Star Chef Ferrán Adrià Continues to Innovate at El Bulli in Roses, Spain
  2. Spotlight on Florian Bellanger, Fauchon's Executive Pastry Chef
  3. Ravenswood: Wines to Drink with Company
  4. What to Eat on Either Side of the Seine
  5. What's Hot? What's Not? Get On Top of the Latest Culinary Trends
  6. StarChefs.com Jobfinder Career Fair in Las Vegas, September 13th
  7. Columnist Stephanie Zonis' Recommendations for Hot-Weather Chocolate Treats
  8. Top 5 Best-Selling Cookbooks
  9. Top 10 Jobs on StarChefs JobFinder
  10. July is Sizzling with Food Events Around the Country
  11. QuickMeals Recipe for Louisiana Crawfish Ravigote



  12. the magazine for culinary insiders www.starchefs.com
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1. Star Chef Ferrán Adrià Continues to Innovate
He has been called "the Salvador Dalí of the kitchen." Some regard him as the best chef in the world. Now, the inspiration behind famed restaurant El Bulli has translated his innovative culinary vision into a fast-food venture in Madrid called Fast Good. In our Star Chef feature, Ferrán Adrià talks about his new fast-food operation, plus offers a refreshing slant on cocktails. Read more. Read more.
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2. Spotlight on Florian Bellanger, Fauchon's Executive Pastry Chef
As Fauchon's Executive Pastry Chef in the United States, Florian Bellanger heads up a team of 14 pastry chefs that create lavish, tradition-shattering creations for the legendary French epicurean emporium's café and flagship store in New York City. Read more.

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3. Ravenswood: Wines to Drink with Company
Star Vintner Ravenswood continues to make great wines under the wing of industry monster Constellation Brands, thanks to vintner Joel Peterson's commitment to old-school fermentation techniques and steadfast nod to France as his winemaking role model. Read more.

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4. What to Eat on Either Side of the Seine
If New York is the city that never sleeps, then Paris is the city that never stops eating. As the gastronomic capital of the world, the streets of Paris are a food lover's dream come true, though choosing a restaurant can be a challenge. Hopefully, after reading about a few of our favorite places, the toughest part will be figuring out how to extend your trip. Read more.
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5. What's Hot? What's Not? Get On Top of the Latest Culinary Trends
After touring the country from coast to coast, meeting hundreds of chefs and tasting their food, StarChefs Editor-in-Chief Antoinette Bruno has her finger on the pulse of the latest culinary trends. Come join us as she discusses her experiences at the "What's Hot? What's Not?" seminar during the StarChefs.com Jobfinder Career Fair in Las Vegas at the Global Gaming Expo - F&B at G2 E on Tuesday, September 13th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Read more.
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6. StarChefs.com Jobfinder Career Fair in Las Vegas, September 13th
StarChefs.com has organized a JobFinder Career Fair this fall on Tuesday, September 13th in Las Vegas at the Global Gaming Expo - F&B at G2 E in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Career Fair is your opportunity to market yourself to a diverse group of hospitality employers and attend the 'How to Make It' career panel. Join us later that evening for our Industry-Only Afterparty at 10:30 pm. All attendees must pre-register, bring valid ID and be 21 years of age to attend. Registration for JobSeekers is free. Read more.
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7. Columnist Stephanie Zonis' Recommendations for Hot-Weather Chocolate Treats
In her last For Chocolate Lover's Only column for StarChefs.com, Stephanie Zonis serves up several "tried and true" recommendations for hot-weather treats, including where to buy the coolest chocolate ice cream and sorbets. Read more.
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8. Top 5 Best-Selling Cookbooks
StarChefs has partnered with Jessica's Biscuit(R) eCookbooks to bring you the greatest selection of cookbooks at a steep discount, including on these best sellers. Now offering free shipping on purchases of $25 or more!

1. Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes
By Giada De Laurentiis
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2. Jane & Michael Stern's Roadfood
By Jane and Michael Stern
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3. Fresh Every Day: More Great Recipes from Foster's Market
By Sara Foster
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4. Molto Italiano: Simple Italian Recipes for Cooking at Home
By Mario Batali
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5. El Bulli-1998-2002
By Ferran Adria and Juli Soler
Click to view.
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9. Top 10 Jobs on StarChefs JobFinder

  1. Culinary Sous Chef
    Amman Marriott Hotel
    Jordan
    Great Opportunity for Chef Seeking Career Growth


  2. Manager
    Main Street Restaurant Partners
    New York
    Top NYC Restaurant Group Seeking Experienced Managers


  3. Maitre'd
    Becco
    New York
    Lidia & Joe Bastianich Seeking Maitre'd for Established Restaurant


  4. Line Cook
    Emeril's Delmonico Restaurant & Bar
    Louisiana
    Line Cook Wanted at Acclaimed Restaurant


  5. Pastry Cook
    The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
    Georgia
    Pastry Cook Opportunity at Luxury Hotel


  6. Sous Chef
    Blue Smoke
    New York
    Sous Chef Opportunity at Popular NYC Restaurant


  7. Personal Chef
    Anonymous
    New York
    Family Seeking Top Chef to Manage Kitchen Operations


  8. Restaurant Manager / Maitre'd
    Michael's on the Hill
    Vermont
    Seeking Knowledgable Manager for Upscale Restaurant


  9. Executive Assistant F&B Manager
    The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
    Caribbean
    Join Our Team in the Caribbean


  10. Cook
    Marriott Wardman Park
    Washington DC
    Washington DC's Largest Hotel Seeking Cooks
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10. July is Sizzling with Food Events Around the Country
Here's a glimpse of just some of the food events throughout the United States planned for the month of July. Read more.

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11. QuickMeals Recipe for Louisiana Crawfish Ravigote
Chef Jared Tees of Bourbon House-New Orleans, LA
Adapted by StarChefs.com

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
½ cup mayonnaise, preferably homemade, seasoned to taste with Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup Creole mustard, or brown mustard
½ Tablespoon chopped capers
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
2 green onions, green parts only, thinly sliced
1 pound cooked, peeled Louisiana crawfish tails, defrosted if frozen
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tablespoons cane vinegar or cider vinegar
1 head green leaf lettuce, sliced into very thin ribbons
1 carrot, julienned
¼ small head purple cabbage, sliced thin
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Method:
Fold together the mayonnaise, Creole mustard, capers, horseradish and half of both the chopped egg and green onion in a medium non-reactive bowl. Adjust seasoning with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Season crawfish tails with salt and freshly ground pepper. Gently fold them into the ravigote dressing.

Blend together the oil and vinegar and season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss the lettuce, carrot and cabbage with the vinaigrette.

To Serve:
Divide the salad among 4 chilled serving plates. Top each with the crawfish ravigote. Garnish with the remaining chopped egg and thinly sliced green onions.

Wine Pairing:
Try a dry, medium-bodied white, such as Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Chardonnay 2003.

Round out the meal with a fresh tomato soup and crusty French bread.

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Newsletter Editor: Amy Tarr
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